When: 2016-04-23

Collection location: Strawberry Peak, Rimforest, San Bernadino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: VGraminco

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Hi Thea
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2016-06-24 08:13:06 PDT (-0700)

if you get a chance I’d like your impressions of MO 239180. Thanks, Terri

you nailed it, Thea!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-04-26 09:59:48 PDT (-0700)
M. snyderi in burn sites…
By: Thea Chesney (thea)
2016-04-24 22:03:39 PDT (-0700)

I’ve been seeing a lot of M. snyderi in two-year-old burns this spring. It certainly isn’t as common as the “burn” species the first year after a fire, but if there are living trees around, it can pop up. As far as the arrangement of the pits/ridges, M. snyderi does not have a distinct vertical alignment, but more random. This sets it apart from the other black morels, which typically do have a more vertical ridge structure with ladder-like horizontal cross-ridges. It characteristically has a thick-walled, folded/chambered stalk, a fairly deep sinus under the edge of the cap, and a distinctive, somewhat spermatic odor. The overall shape is variable, but typically matches what’s shown here – fairly stout and wide, bluntly triangular cap. It’s one of the easier morel species to identify by sight, at least sometimes.

Was this in a burn site (in last 1-2 years)?
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2016-04-24 20:23:11 PDT (-0700)

My understanding of M. snyderi is that it appears in non burn areas and the pits are primarily vertically aligned.

Terri